HISTORIC ARROYO SECO neighborhood--- NO 4/5/6/7 story Condos by Beverly Hills Developers!

HISTORIC ARROYO SECO neighborhood--- NO 4/5/6/7 story Condos by Beverly Hills Developers!

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Arroyo Seco started this petition to Los Angeles City Councilmember 1st District Gil Cedillo and

The future of the HISTORIC ARROYO SECO neighborhood can be decided Right NOW:

To the developers of the 7- story condo NELA project at the corner of Figueroa and N Pasadena Ave/Marmion Way.

We believe this structure should NOT be built as proposed

We oppose the condo building for the following reasons:

• IT IS WAY TOO BIG. At 7 stories tall, and 72 feet above the concrete base, it towers one story over the tallest Los Angeles power pole. 

• This is a ridiculous land grab, supported by vote-seeking politicians who have no interest in historic preservation nor allegiance to their local tax-paying constituents.

• The self-serving developers are showing no consideration at all for the local neighborhood. The condo building would completely block views of Montecito Heights and Mt. Washington for many.

• The proposed design is ugly - no curb appeal whatsoever.

THIS IS NOT AFFORDABLE HOUSING. The housing it creates is paltry to the needs of our community and represents an outsider's land grab for major reaping of personal financial benefit.

• Whereas there is there is a very real need for additional housing in Los Angeles, the luxury units' price point of $600,000 in no way fulfills current affordable housing needs.

• Proposes limited parking, Offers limited to NO parking for proposed business units on base floor. At 600K - not including a parking space? Get real!

• Causes parking issues (people will cluster into available units in order to afford payment) bringing with them a multitude of vehicles that will need to be permanently parked on local streets.  Customers will be forced to try to find parking in local neighborhoods or park illegally.

• Parking issues at local Gold line stations, taking up parking for would-be commuters to the 2 local stations.

• Further exacerbates poor intersection visual dynamics (expect more accidents than we already have at that intersection)

• Guarantees morning and evening traffic jams. Figueroa Ave and Pasadena Ave are already at a traffic standstill - mornings and evenings, despite recent expensive road  “improvements”.

If this massive structure is allowed to be built, it will pave the way for future overdevelopment of this size and literally ruin the surrounding neighborhoods.

 

To solve the problem:

• We would hope that the architects at Naim Associates and associated investors/developers understand and carefully study the community of which they are outlining to be a part of.

We ask that this unit be restricted to 3 stories from the ground up. 

• We demand better parking for residents and business customers. 

• We ask that you offer 20% affordable housing (instead of the required %10) - disclose the actual “affordable housing” rent/purchase price

• We request ADA compliance throughout.

• We ask that you disclose estimated unit price, HOA fees and per unit parking.

• The adjacent park land strip use will be negotiated after above conditions are met.

 


NOTE: The previous petition that many have signed, is a good one, but it is worded in a way that does not actually challenge the buildings intentions or overbearing massive height.

Thus, as worded, only prohibits the acquisition of the park strip that sits to the front of it. People are signing this thinking that they are trying to prevent to building of the structure, but in fact it is worded like an endorsement!

We need to COUNTERACT immediately. That is what this new petition is for:

Looking to get 500 signatures ASAP. 

 

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